STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION
FINANCE & POLICY MINUTES
Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair of the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 3:00 PM on March 23, 2022, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Bernardy, Connie, Chair
Christensen, Shelly, Vice Chair
O’Neill, Marion, Republican Lead
A quorum was present.
Representative Noor moved that the minutes of March 22, 2022, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 4449 (Noor); Free college grant program created to cover full cost of state college tuition and fees, report required, and money appropriated.
Representative Bernardy moved that HF 4449 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Representative Bernardy moved the H4449A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on HF 4449:
-Karina Villeda, student, Inver Hills Community College
-Ali Tomashek, student, North Hennepin Community College
-Nekey Oliver, Director of Grants and Government Relations, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
-Nicole Whelan, Research Analyst, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 4449 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
HF 4020 (Sandell); Career and technical education teacher pilot project expanded, report required, and money appropriated.
Representative Bernardy moved that HF 4020 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF 4020:
-Jean Hall, Dean of Education, Minnesota State University - Mankato
-Scott Olson, President, Winona State University
-Gene Pelowski, State Representative, District 28A
Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 4020 be laid over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.
HF 3550 (Baker); Online hospitality training program creation funding provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Bernardy moved that HF 3550 be referred to the Committee on Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy.
Testifying on HF 3550:
-Ben Wogsland, Executive Vice President, Hospitality Minnesota
-Xinyi Qian, Director, University of Minnesota Tourism Center
-Jason Subbert, General Manager TPI Hospitality
Representative Christensen renewed the motion that HF 3550 be referred to the Committee on Workforce and Business Development Finance and Policy.
The clerk took the roll on HF 3550:
There being 17 ayes and 2 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:19 PM.
Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair
Sam Parmekar, Committee Legislative Assistant